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2017 Summer Analyst IB Recruiting Timeline Megathread Pages

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APPLICATIONS / INTERVIEWS / SUPERDAYS

Goldman Sachs

Morgan Stanley

J.P. Morgan

Bank of America ML

Citigroup

Barclays

Credit Suisse

Deutsche Bank

UBS

Wells Fargo Applications open:

Lazard

Lazard Middle Market

Jefferies

Centerview

Moelis

Greenhill

Perella Weinberg

Houlihan Lokey

Evercore

HSBC

Nomura

Sun Trust Robinson Humphrey

RBC

Raymond James

Piper Jaffray

Baird

Oppenheimer

Cowen

BMO Capital Markets

Tudor, Pickering, & Holt

Simmons & Co.

Qatalyst Partners.

Guggenheim

William Blair

RBS

Stifel Nicolaus

Societe Generale

Daiwa Capital Markets

Stephens, Inc.

Imperial Capital

Peter J. Solomon Company

Brown Brothers Harriman

Mizuho Securities

Mod Note (Andy): Best of 2016, this post ranks #21 for the past year

Comments (738)

Jun 21, 2017

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Jul 19, 2016

Would you mind naming a few?

Jul 19, 2016

bump

Jul 19, 2016

When do most of these applications for the non-bb's open?

Jul 19, 2016

Does anyone know which day WF's app is open?

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Jul 20, 2016

September 2, 2016 according to their website

Jul 19, 2016

bump

Jul 19, 2016

Morgan Stanley is having their first superday in August

Jul 19, 2016

Have they been sending out invitations to it already?

Jul 19, 2016

I was told by someone who works there and it was mentioned in their general recruiting timeline email

Jul 20, 2016

The banks just keep making it earlier and earlier it seems... Hope I can get into one of the diversity events that have an interview at the end.

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Aug 2, 2016

I did that. It's just a quick two-on-one interview that culminates the end of the day. It's not like you're interviewing for a summer position or anything. it's not meaningful it's just a way to get practice.

Jul 19, 2016

:( I didn't get any invites yet.

Jul 20, 2016

Wait so only WF is open right now? I apologize for my incompetence, just trying to learn.

Jul 20, 2016

in, for the second time :'(

Jul 20, 2016

Friend got an interview at an EB.

Jul 20, 2016

we're all gonna make it bruhs

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Jul 20, 2016

It's still pretty early for non-minority interviews I think. baml is having superday for minority recruitment in mid-august i think.

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Jul 20, 2016

For SF/Bay area recruiting I know that Morgan Stanley Menlo Park, Evercore Menlo Park, and Jeffries San Francisco have already begun some recruiting/advanced screening.

Jul 20, 2016

How does the AM timeline compare to the IB timeline?

Jul 20, 2016

Usually a little bit later. I would guess probably september-october if IB is going to be in august-september.

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Jul 20, 2016

Thanks. Does full-time AM have a similar number of spots as full-time IB, or do more positions open up?

Jul 21, 2016

WF is 8/5

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Jul 21, 2016

MS and GS applications are already open, both of them are doing some "early timeline" kind of thing, where they take some of the applications and do accelerated interviews (deadline is soon, interviews in August).

Barclays app opens August 1st. Anyone know when the application opens for BAML?

Jul 21, 2016

GS was the 18th, MS is the 31st

Jul 21, 2016

Are these deadlines? Where did you hear that?

Jul 20, 2016

BTW apps for GS are from July to December. I would assume that they are looking for MO and BO in the later months.

Jul 21, 2016

Diversity (Women's) for CS NYC already have offers, Superdays were last week.

Jul 21, 2016

BAML is starting their accelerated recruitment process with Superdays on Aug 16th

Jul 19, 2016

I just checked BAML's website, their IB application is not yet open...

Jul 22, 2016

This is for SA or information you got about full time?

Jul 21, 2016

It's for SA and I'm assuming it's for people who have previously networked

Jul 22, 2016

Where did you find the info for GS and MS? Can't seem to find it on their website. Thanks

Jul 19, 2016

They're talking about summer not FT

Jul 20, 2016

People who attended their diversity event(s) got it

Jul 22, 2016

Who's excited for some GS pre-recorded video first round interviews??? Fuck that.

Jul 28, 2016

So messed up

Jul 22, 2016

If you have OCR is any of this even relevant? Isn't it better to just stay on track with OCR instead of trying to land a superday in August outside of the team that recruits for your specific school. I spoke with an MD at Barclays last week and asked about moving my superday to mid August since I'm in NY for my internship and he advised me to just follow OCR and that OCR gave me the best chance of landing an offer.

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Jul 22, 2016

Bump, I'm wondering the same thing. I've gotten info for MS early recruiting but I feel like waiting for OCR is better if you're at a target

Jul 22, 2016

Don't candidates that are not called for early interview still have the chance to go through on campus recruiting? Essentially two shots (?)

Jul 22, 2016

Agreed. Schools that have OCR have teams at different firms that recruit kids from their alma mater. That's where networking comes into play and to my understanding that's how a majority of kids at those schools end up getting offers. At the same time I feel as though firms like MS may fill up their analyst classes early before OCR to the point where OCR is useless. I'm kind of lost if anyone has some insight that would be helpful please reply.

Aug 13, 2017

if you dont mind, what do you mean by OCR?

Jul 22, 2016

Is this relevant if I am a rising freshmen? I want the best possible stint for my freshmen summer and I've started networking and cold contacting (mostly local) but I have applied to some bigger positions. Highly unlikely anything happens, just hoping for the best but expecting nothing really.

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Jul 20, 2016

This isn't at all relevant to you. At this point you should work hard at your dad having KKR buddies.

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Jul 22, 2016

Bro...

Jul 22, 2016

Can confirm that the CS minority recruiting stuff (on the women's side) is over. As far as I know there will be virtually no FT stuff for CS as was the case last year

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Jul 22, 2016

was this only for women?

Jul 22, 2016

Yes.

Jul 20, 2016

is the BA explorer event the only diversity event they have for men?

Jul 22, 2016

No idea about male URM recruitment. The head of recruitment for my school (who is also the head of his group I believe) mentioned in passing that they were done with the girl's recruitment.

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Mar 14, 2017

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Jul 20, 2016

Can anyone comment on JPM?

Jul 28, 2016

Not sure about normal early recruitment but their diversity events (with interviews) are in September.

Jun 21, 2017

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Jul 20, 2016

Good news if that is indeed the case. +SB.

Jul 22, 2016

Evercore has spots open only for Menlo, Houston and NY RX on their website. Wanted to give everyone the heads up

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Jul 24, 2016

Thanks for this. Life saver

Jul 19, 2016

are there summer analyst apps up on their website? Couldn't find any postings

Jul 22, 2016

They have the diversity scholarship but I don't think summer analysts proper are allowed to apply yet.

On a side note, someone posted deadlines for MS / GS earlier, which are actually for summer analysts (31st and 18th respectively, so the GS one already passed). This is for accelerated and probably diversity recruitment.

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Aug 14, 2016

That's for FT -- summer recruiting for 2017 NY M&A hasn't kicked off outside of the accelerated diversity track

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Jul 25, 2016

So the GS and MS early interviews are only for diversity candidates, and if I'm not a diversity candidate I shouldn't worry about applying?

Jul 20, 2016

also wondering this

Aug 16, 2016

It's for target schools only

I don't care who your dad is

Jul 25, 2016

Hey guys, nice to meet you all.

As an international student at an american university, is there anything I can try to do to differentiate myself?

I haven't really networked (although I'm beginning to do so now) because I just got to my university and I'm currently taking rigorous summer classes. My plan is to try to get in touch with as many people as I can and do well on the OCR.

Good luck to all of us!!

Jul 27, 2016

Could someone explain accelerated recruiting to me? Is the MS 31st app deadline for accelerated recruiting? or is this application deadline the only opportunity? What is the normal timeframe for "OCR"?

Would really like to know as I have secured & anticipating more "Work experience" for the fall that I would love to have on my resume whenever I send in my application to these firms, but don't to miss the boat by sending in too late.

Don't break yourself on the way to making yourself

Jul 19, 2016

this is certainly not MS's only recruiting timeframe. They still are doing on campus and I'm sure apps will be posted again, in the fall. My guess is that it's some sort of diversity/accelerated process.

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Jul 22, 2016

Full Disclosure: Spoke to someone that leads recruiting at my schools for MS that said they could have 80% of their analyst class by the end of August and that you are strongly advised to submit your application by the early deadline

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Jul 20, 2016

There's no way that's true. They'd be finishing up recruiting before most people even got back to school. I call bullshit.

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Jul 29, 2016

Where the hell is this app- its not on the website, is it internal referral or diversity only?

Jul 28, 2016

Lazard has started first round interviews for diversity candidates.

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Jul 21, 2016

Apps aren't even open on their website yet - ugh

Jul 28, 2016

Apparently this is the first year they're doing it. It's probably just for people who went to their Women's Events.

Jul 20, 2016

Pretty sure candidates have all gotten superday dates by now, too

Aug 6, 2016

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Jul 29, 2016

It is for NY ? Not yet for London ?

Jul 29, 2016

Has anyone heard back from the MS fast-track process?

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Aug 1, 2016

I imagine they are going to start reviewing this week

Aug 1, 2016

I heard from my connection at MS Hong Kong that the NY is faster than HK... but HK also has accelerated process. The interviews there will start in early - mid August

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Aug 16, 2016

Was chatting with a guy at MS and he said a certain school's recruiting team is picking resumes Friday.

I imagine notifications will be Friday or through the weekend.

I don't care who your dad is

Jan 19, 2017

~

Jul 31, 2016

CS already gave out offers somehow

Aug 3, 2016

Well, the moral of the story is that if you are counted as diversity- apply to all the events your sophomore year.

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Mar 14, 2017

For Diversity recruits and interns who interned between their sophomore and junior years in varoius back office functions at the bank.

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Jul 29, 2016

I assume that it's for US offices ? Not for EMEA ones

Aug 3, 2016

I am a student starting an one year masters degree in Finance starting in September at a non-target school (no campus recruitment). Given the fact that I am from 'mainland' Europe, do you guys think I should apply for a SA position in London or NYC?

Thx

Aug 3, 2016

London!! Definitely less of an emphasis of "Target" schools in Europe.

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Aug 3, 2016

Why have CS, GS, and MS finished recruiting already? I know the Evercore's 31st deadline for their program said that if you got it you have to go their for the internship.

Jul 22, 2016

Do you mean diversity or for regular class? Most spots in the regular class are still open and there are probably a few non-program diversity spots left (I say probably because I'm not 100% sure).

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Aug 3, 2016

I'm female, but an over-represented minority. Still going to warn my younger friends to start applying earlier than me next year.

Aug 3, 2016

Is it possible that in the application form for JP Morgan's 2017 IBD SA program in London there is no room for motivation or cover letter? The only thing they required was my CV. Anybody else with my same concern?

Sep 4, 2016

wtf if it is not required then it is not required. chill out.

Aug 3, 2016

This stresses me out...

Aug 3, 2016

Me too. It's stupid how early the banks start. I had a friend at MS tell me to apply and send him my resume and now i'm just waiting, hoping he wasn't being a tease. Best of luck.

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Aug 3, 2016

I'm stressing out too, but there are still many places out there. We can all do this!!!!

Aug 3, 2016

Good luck everyone...remember that your mentality should not be "BB or bust!"...there are a lot of great jobs at smaller MM and boutique shops. So try to get your resume polished and ready to go so that you have time for interview prep, school, etc when you head back to classes in late Aug/Sept.

Crush it monkeys!
Patrick

ps - remember this isn't life or death

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Jul 20, 2016

Agree and thanks again for the help of creating this resource, could write a separate piece on how much wso has changed things around for me already. Would recommend investing in the WSO resume review and/or getting it looked at as many people in the industry as possible.

Aug 3, 2016

This is crazy because places like Citi don't even have their application up yet.

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Aug 16, 2016

Yea the process fairly firm specific...I was chatting with a FIG MD who said really focus in on your individual school's deadlines/ team.

I don't care who your dad is

Aug 8, 2016

Citi recruiter said it should be up in early September

Aug 4, 2016

Not relevant to the thread, but generally when does recruiting for Sophomore summer programs happen? I already applied to a couple at MS but was wondering about other banks.

Jul 22, 2016

Later usually - sophomore recruiting last year was on the "historical" recruiting schedule (Jan - Mar) for the most part. It may be moved up this year.

Jul 29, 2016

Who bought the investment banking prep pack ? How is it ??

Aug 5, 2016

Can anybody share more about how to connect with their schools recruiting team? Especially at a target where everyone wants to apply for a position at a BB and boutiques etc

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Aug 5, 2016

Did anyone interview for JPM HK for their Winter Program? Anyone hear back after the second round?

Aug 8, 2016

Anyone hear back from MS yet? Still confused about the Accelerated Program. I applied for IB, PE, and RE, but I've heard the Accelerated Program may only be for the IBD. Confirm/Deny?

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Aug 8, 2016

Spoke to MS recruiter a few days back, they only mentioned IBD

Aug 22, 2016

Wednesday is pe

Aug 2, 2016

applied IM accelerated but still have not heard back. We're supposed to hear back today.

Aug 9, 2016

Anyone hear back from MS about accelerated interviews?

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Jul 20, 2016

My friend got a first round for IBD. Target school.

Aug 12, 2016

today?

Aug 12, 2016

Do you know for which office?

EDIT: Just talked to someone from Menlo Park, they've sent out their first round interview invitations. :( Disappointed I didn't get one.

Anyone know anything about NY or LA?

Aug 25, 2016

Heard MS accelerated superdays were today.

Aug 25, 2016

for ibd?

Aug 26, 2016

For all divisions? Including asset/investment management?

Aug 9, 2016

Anyone know when Mizuho opens their applications?

Aug 9, 2016

Anyone have a GS interview yet?

Jul 20, 2016

They're having interviews next week.

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Aug 10, 2016

Did anyone hear back from Lazard? I had a first round more than a week ago and haven't heard anything since

Aug 3, 2016

Is this diversity?

Jul 20, 2016

Yeah I just had a superday. Heard back the day after my first interview that I was moving on to the next round.

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Aug 3, 2016

Okay cool, good luck man!! Any idea when the standard requirements is expected to open up?

Aug 19, 2016

Have you heard back yet?

Aug 14, 2016

Any updates on the GS Video Interview or MS ibd interviews? If you got one, were you a URM?

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Aug 29, 2016

Did the GS Video Interview this weekend. Not URM. Applied to IBD nyc division early August. Personally I'm not a fan of this video interview thing, could have done much better if it's in person.

Mar 18, 2017

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Aug 15, 2016

This thread makes my heart race. Could some people who have commented above help define "diversity"? Like, are these early processes only for women who have done all the sophomore events/fast tracked, or women in general, or all types of diversity? (URM, LGBT etc) If I am not a woman but diversity, should I be concerned that I am not getting interviews?

Many thanks.

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Aug 18, 2016

No, do not be too concerned. Recruiting has gotten to be earlier and earlier every year. Generally "diverse" candidates are screened first. We are going to make it brah

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Aug 16, 2016

Does anybody know whether or not the Deutsche Bank app is open?

Using this website, it is showing that only opportunities in Germany are open..

I'm not a diversity candidate, or anything of that nature.

Aug 16, 2016

Sigh so late to the game. All these exclusive clubs and secretive information gets on my nerves sometimes - but oh well, back to the grind

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Aug 23, 2016

I am from a non-target school. I grew up in an orphanage and was adopted by a fam that didn't care for paying for my college education, so I had to take what I could get financially. I had an equity research internship both my freshman and sophomore year of college (one on the sell side and now at a buyside firm this summer), and I have been slighted for these early programs. I study math, finance, and econ with a 4.0 GPA and started an investment banking workshop at my school. Sometimes it seems that nothing is enough, but we will make it, man. Once we do, we are going to know what it takes to grand in the most absolute sense of the word for what we want. Trust me, I am quickly learning that this will be a crucible that will give use the drive to power through this industry. Keep at it.

Array

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Jul 20, 2016

Lol calm down. The bulk of recruiting hasn't started yet. Just network and spread a wide net.

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Aug 1, 2016

Has anyone heard back from MS first round yet, as in anyone get the second round?

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Aug 25, 2016

When was your first round?

Aug 26, 2016

Had my first round on Monday. Haven't heard back yet

Aug 22, 2016

Any Technicals?

Aug 1, 2016

Mine was mid last week

Aug 25, 2016

Had mine on Tuesday, they said they were gonna wrap them up today. I imagine they will let us know tomorrow or sometime next week.

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Aug 3, 2016

Were these for Merchant banking or Ib?

Aug 20, 2016

How did you guys get first rounds at MS already?

Aug 26, 2016

I applied for the early deadline on July 31st

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Aug 19, 2016

Has anyone heard back from the quantitative finance group? Wondering if interviews were already set

Aug 21, 2016

anyone hear back from WF diversity?

Aug 24, 2016

Yes got an offer into the program last week

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Jul 25, 2016

Guys, what are some macroeconomic events that you're keeping an eye for? Just in case they ask in the interviews.

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Aug 23, 2016

I think it would be good to mention the looming Italian bank crisis. Obviously you should be able to discuss the commodity price environment, particularly oil. You should be able to talk about the stance that Fed officials are starting to take on economic productivity in the United States and whether or not to raise rates, and what implications this would have on investment banking (if rates go up, financing deals becomes more expensive). I like to discuss the fact that if rates are at zero, what are central banks going to be able to do (in terms of monetary policy) about another recession. Just read the FT and the WSJ, sharpen up on dealbook and be able to pitch a deal that you have looked into. However, DONT get stuck in some confusing, circular tangent about a topic that you can't discuss very well because you are nervous and don't know how to end your sentence without making a concrete point. Hope this helps

Array

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Jul 25, 2016

Thanks buddy, I appreciate it.

*Italian Banking Crisis
*Commodity prices (mainly oil)
*Fed's stance on economic outlook and its impact on IB

Is there anything else would you say? Any particularly interesting deals going on?

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Aug 26, 2016

Do any of these banks have specific real estate investing divisions? I've looked online and can't seem to find anything. I only know of Morgan Stanley REI, Goldman Realty Management (based in Dallas, I think) and a few others whose platforms aren't that big or well known.

Aug 3, 2016

Very interested in this too!!

Aug 28, 2016

J.P. Morgan Investment Management - Global Real Assets

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Aug 24, 2016

Has anyone heard back yet re: second rounds at MS?

Aug 25, 2016

Not as far as I know

Aug 22, 2016

Yeah for their PE arm, there are final final rounds, so another superday.

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Jul 20, 2016

Does anyone know how to find out which division they're interviewing for for GS? The email today didn't specify which division and the online portal doesn't say anything.

EDIT: just got follow up email, nvm

Aug 14, 2016

what division was yours for? Is this the first round video or second round?

Jul 20, 2016

IBD first round video interview

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